PPL Electric Utilities presentation AMR Lessons Learned Anthony M. Osmanski . March 30, 2004. AMR at PPL Electric Utilities. Anthony Osmanski,Technical Support Manager- AMR, PPL Electric Utilities Reports to the Director of AMR - PPL EU
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March 30, 2004
How significant is an AMR project to a utility?
AMR is the 3rd largest contract a utility will ever undertake, only buying a utility or building a production facility have a larger scope and impact on customers, employees and others!
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PPL Corp. Facts
1. $5.2 billion revenue
2. $11.8 billion assets
3. 10,000 sq. mi.
4. 1.3 M electric meters
5. 6 major cities
- 50% of customers
6. Diverse environment
1. What’s the corporate strategy
- how can automating meter reading best meet the corporate strategy
2. Four phases: plan, business case, buy, implement
3 Focus on primary benefits
4. ‘Strategic Value’ perception
5. Adjusting attitude on ‘Risk Management’
- does 1,000,000 x 1 = 1 x 1,000,000?
A successful business case:
1. 45% business case
2. 45% ‘managing’
3. 10% technology
PPL’s strategy is knowledge centric
100% of the customers - no 2nd class customers
The TWACS system will provide hourly data for 1 and 3 phase meters every day and support other services.
Client Workstations (PC)
Substation Control Equipment
To PPL Data Center meters every day and support other services.
CDMA -Verizon Wireless
PPL Electric Utilities
PPL Gas UtilitiesThe Comverge system will provide 15 minute Load Profile data for 3 phase VT meters every day and support other services.
Cost and Benefit
Business Case Report
Executive meters every day and support other services.
PPL selected a joint program committee strategy to ensure that its vendor-partners were aware of and committed to creating the benefits in a timely manner.
Do not underestimate the uncertainty of change or its differing impacts on people!
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